Cigarette case with light-blue guilloche enamel

    Cigarette case with light-blue guilloche enamel

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Ivan Britzin enamel, gold and silverware workshop "Russian Enamel"

    Silver, enamel, diamonds; enamel over guilloche, gilding, carving

    8.2 x 4.0 x 1.0 cm

    Mark of the workshop “И.Б”; tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office with alloy “88” and initials of district manager (erased); alloy “88”


    Silver rectangular cigarette case gilded inside, with sloping sides and corners, with hinged lid and thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface is covered with transparent light-blue enamel moiré background. Lateral edges are emphasized with narrow foliage ornament ribbons from two-color gold. The thumb ramp is adorned with crescent-shaped stripe with small-size diamonds.